Judge denies Loughry’s motion for a new trial

Former Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry has been acquitted on a witness tampering charge, but a judge denied one of his two motions for a retrial. Loughry was convicted in October on eleven federal charges. His lawyer filed a motion for a retrial that is under seal, and a second motion contending that prosecutors were unable to prove their case. The judge denied the second motion for a retrial on eight counts of mail and wire fraud. Sentencing for Loughry is scheduled for next week.